The 10 Biggest Google Stories Of 2012

8. Google BigQuery Adds Features To Handle Big Data

Google made sure its BigQuery data analytics software could compete in the fast-moving market to handle real-time analytics in the cloud.

In August, the company offered new features for BigQuery, including Batch Queries to address the need for less time-sensitive data requests and Connector for Excel to execute data queries with Microsoft Excel.

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